Last night Toronto’s gun crime came right out into the open with 2 people being killed and 12 others injured on Toronto’s Danforth.
The gunmen has died although it is not clear if he was killed by police or by suicide.
Police have not released the name of the gunman but they and numerous other Toronto officials have spoken out about the tragedy.
Chief of Police Mark Saunders is urging the public to share any information they have about the mass shooting, that includes photos and videos so that police can have an easier time piecing together what happened.
My evening was nice until I heard shooting right out of my place on the danforth. So scary!! The gun violence in Toronto is crazy. pic.twitter.com/eNHLlUlp6r— n💫 (@nsxoxoii) July 23, 2018
"We’re looking for anyone that saw anything,” he said. He says that it is unclear right now if this shooting was in some way terrorism-related.
"I'm looking at every single possible motive for this," he said. "When you have this many people struck by gunfire it's a grave concern."
"I certainly want to find out exactly what it is and so I’m not closing any doors or any chapters on this,” he continued.
Mayor John Tory also spoke out last night about the shooting saying "tonight, a despicable act has been perpetrated on the Danforth in our city."
Tonight, a despicable act has been perpetrated on the Danforth in our city. On behalf of all Toronto residents, I am outraged that someone has unleashed such a terrible attack on our city and people innocently enjoying a Sunday evening.— John Tory (@TorontosMayor) July 23, 2018
Ontario premier Doug Ford also took to Twitter to express his thanks to the first responders.
My heart goes out to the victims and loved ones of the horrific act of gun violence in Toronto. Thank you to all the first responders for acting quickly to help everyone affected.— Doug Ford (@fordnation) July 23, 2018
Prime minister Justin Trudeau also wrote a message on Twitter saying, “the people of Toronto are strong, resilient and brave - and we’ll be there to support you through this difficult time.”
My thoughts are with everyone affected by the terrible tragedy on the Danforth last night in Toronto, and may the injured make a full recovery. The people of Toronto are strong, resilient and brave - and we’ll be there to support you through this difficult time.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) July 23, 2018
Police are still on the scene of the crime investigating.